Last week, at the end of a two week marathon of a migraine every day – and two on Sunday – I decided that I was fed up with it and was not going to tolerate any more. So, in my research phase, I sat down at my desk and wrote down all the reasons I might be having migraines. They start as ocular migraines, but they’ve been progressing to the migraines with pain, nausea, etc.
- Staring at the computer screen
- Caffeine (I only drink decaf coffee and no sodas, but there’s still some caffeine in decaf.)
- Miso paste/soy products
I decided to try caffeine first. Five days ago I stopped drinking all coffee. I only drink ginger or hibiscus tea now. Guess what? I haven’t had ONE migraine in five days. Can I tell you how wonderful that is?
I suspect that it’s more than caffeine, however. I think I’m probably sensitive to the chemicals used to remove the caffeine from coffee. Or maybe just the caffeine. Coffee’s been such a major part of my life, but in a choice between a migraine and a cup of coffee, I choose no pain.
I’m just happy as a clam that the migraines are no more.
Stanley’s ear hair has begun to cause problems.
He doesn’t like to eat his food in the chrome bowl that goes with his water bowl, so I put his dinner on a paper plate and warm it up in the microwave. (I know, he’s special.) Then I put his plate in the corner of the kitchen on a rug. When he lowers his head to eat (his water bowl is elevated), the ends of his ear hair get in his food. I have to clean them every time he eats.
Is that a first world problem or what?
I’d trim his ear hair, but he looks odd like that. I’ll just keep wiping off his locks. 🙂
My walk-in tub has caused issues for the past two years. Two weeks ago, the diverter broke. That diverts the water to the hand held sprayer. In other words, unless you’re taking a bath, you’re out of luck. Or you could use a bucket. (Rolling my eyes, here.)
However, what with all the social distancing, the company who installed the tub has no plumbers working. Oh, and the part is no longer made and that lifetime warranty I had? Good luck getting that enforced. (Rolling my eyes again.)
My plumber, who has done all the recent work in my house, IS working! And he’s coming to replace all of the existing fixtures with Moen (whom I dearly love). So, soon I will no longer need a bucket. (It’s the little things, y’all.) Plus, washing my hair has been a trip.
What’s been happening with you? I hope everyone is feeling peachy, that you’re chomping at the bit to get back to normal, and that your family is all well.